A bad plan

Photo courtesy of
‘Booted beetle’
courtesy of ‘°Florian’

I know, it seems like once someone attaches something to your car without your permission that you should be free to remove it however you like. The government doesn’t agree, however, at least not when it’s them doing to attaching. A man over in the Crystal City area discovered this the hard way.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY-ARREST 08/20/09, 1500 block of S. Fern Street. On August 20 at 11 am, a man attempted to remove a county boot from his vehicle by cutting it with a saw blade. Donnie Eason, 53, of Arlington, was charged with Destruction of Property. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

I’d wager that he was on the hook for less money before. If you’re going to try these kind of shenanigans you should at least spend 9 seconds on the internet – I found a half-dozen quicker and less obvious ways to remove a parking boot than the highly visible and slow handsaw method.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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